OBITUARY

Benny F. Glover

May 3, 1939February 3, 2021
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Benny Frank Glover, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Benny was born on May 3, 1939 in Rockford, Tennessee to Mary Parrill Webb and Frank G. Glover. He has one sibling, Brenda Glover Ballard.

Benny graduated from Young High School and following graduation, served in the United States Navy for 4 years as a 3rd Class Gunner's Mate. Benny married Martha Joann on February 17, 1977 and they were happily married for 44 years. Benny retired after 31 years of service as a locomotive engineer with Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was a loving husband, father, and “Papaw.”

Benny was a member of Avery Masonic Lodge # 593 in Lenoir City, Tennessee; a previous member of Kerbela Temple A-model unit, a member of Royal Order of Jester, and a member of Coronado Community United Methodist Church in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Benny was predeceased by his parents Mary Parrill Webb and Frank G. Glover.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Joann Glover and his dog Buttons of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. His daughter, Sheree Hamlin and stepchildren Elaine Schmidt, Deborah (Carl) Brucker and Rick (Lisa) Nipper. Grandchildren: Travis Hamlin, Matthew (Sarah) Hamlin, Ashley (Sean) Taylor, Michael Schmidt, Nikole (Hunter) Thompson, Megan Brucker, Rob Brucker, Kayla (Todd) Bernstein and Kara Nipper. Great-Grandchildren: Zoiey Hamlin, Ford and Brynlee Taylor. He is also survived by his sister Brenda Glover Ballard and her husband Ralph and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Berry Highland Memorial Funeral Home at 5315 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee 37919. A funeral service, with Masonic ceremony, will follow the visitation at 6:00 pm on Saturday at the Chapel. The visitation and funeral service are open to the public and the family requests that everyone wear a mask. The funeral service will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s Facebook page at “Highland Memorial Park Funerals and Cremations”.

The family will hold a private graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Shriners Hospital for Children. Donations in his honor should be mailed to:

Kerbela Shriners 315 Mimosa Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37920

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

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Pam Kirthlink

February 14, 2021

Thinking of the family at this time.

Ricky Harvey

February 14, 2021

Really sorry Joanne to hear about Bennie great guy always liked visiting hearing his stories take care

Johnnie Conner

February 14, 2021

Many thoughts and prayers go out to Bennys' friends and family. Wonderful memories of good times in Florida. He will be missed.

Lora Panetti

February 13, 2021

BENNY WILL BE SADLEY MISSED. HE WAS SUCH A LOVING AND CARING PERSON.

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY THEY ARE IN MY PRAYERS..

yvonne mullins

February 13, 2021

So sorry for your loss your families will be in our thoughts and prayers .Benny when ever we seen him always had a smile. GOD SPEED.

Jim Phillips

February 13, 2021

Godspeed Benny. May you be blessed with with fair winds and following seas on your next voyage, until we meet again. I served with Benny on the USS Los Angeles (CA135). Great loyal and honorable friend. We crewed together to WestPac and saw beautiful and not so beautiful destinations together. He and I have stayed in touch ever since, and met occasionally with shipmates Leroy & Marti for some good times. God Bless the Family during this dreadful time.

Jim & Sandra Phillips.

Imelda & Steve Raby

February 12, 2021

Joann, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Benny. We have many wonderful memories of Benny from out trips to New Smyrna Beach, from Happy Hour on Main Street, to the wonderful hospitality at your house and tasting his special ‘apple pie’ special. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time. RIP Benny

Mary and Doug Howatt

February 11, 2021

So thankful that Benny and Joann have been in our life over the past 20 years or so. Had so many good times. Their kindness to us will never be forgotten. To name a few: Giving us their house for guests that were coming to New Smyrna for our daughter’s wedding. Always making us feel so welcome. Our trip to Brenda’s in Knoxville, meeting us there and driving us all over the place showing us the many places they loved in Tennessee. A great man and friend we will miss so much.

Azan Shriners Recorder Ray Lynch

February 11, 2021

It saddened us at Azan Shriners to hear of Noble Benny passing. He was such a positive influence & help in our fraternity. A sparkle in his eye always translated into a great story and conversation. Benny joined our Shrine Center transferring from Knoxville in 2015. Prayers for all his family & friends that they may feel comforted and blessed that they have known Benny and shared a time in life with him. Rest in Peace my brother and my friend.

Ray Lynch, PP
Recorder, Azan Shriners

Max Houser

February 10, 2021

Benny and I were classmates from 1st grade at New Hopewell
Elem. School through graduation from Young High School, plus
we grew up in Hendrons Chapel UMC. We are not related but we
have some common cousins. Sorry to hear of his passing. The
way our senior classmates are passing, I supposxe we will have to
have our next reunion with Saint Peter calling the roll.
Sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed.

J. Max Houser, Knoxville,TN.

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